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craig

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#1 Nov 2, 2006
Any oldtime residents have stories relating to the childrens home on south st. that was named St. Josephs Home and is now a housing development? I was a resident in the 60's and would like to hear about your recollections of us and the effect it played in Peekskill's early history.
Ron Abbey

Maitland, FL

#2 Jan 5, 2007
I remember well St. Josephs Home during the 1940's. I befriended several of the boys. Particularly I would like to know if Frank Haber is still above ground. He graduated in 1940 in my class. At that time some boys were allowed out at night, providing they logged in a person or home that they were going to visit. I well remember John Maloy who coached their basketball team which we played against several times. Man, did he give those kids what for if they lost. The gym was very small and low ceiling as I remember it which made it touch for outsiders to adapt to it.By the way anyone from Peekskill should visit the Peekskill High School Alumni home page at http://www.peekskillhighalumni.net
eddie

United States

#3 Nov 8, 2007
I lived in St Joseph's in the 1960's. 1960-1968.
peekskill was a nice little town. It's a shame
they had to sell most of the property. I remember the big clock the most. On a clear you could see the Bear mountain bridge. The view of the mountains across the river were priceless. There must of been
hundreds of ships from the war just parked in the river.
David

Freeport, NY

#4 Jan 5, 2008
I was at St. Joseph's Group Home in Peekskill, NY from ages 7-12, from 1968-1973. I also attend "outside school" at Oakside Elemenatary for most of those years.
john

Brawley, CA

#5 Jan 28, 2008
I was at Saint Josephs from 1954 to 1957

My primary interest is finding my best friend there, a black kid named moses. I do not know his last name
shalailee mom

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Feb 1, 2008
I remember the Nuns walking the kids up Bay st. to the corner store and those kids were MEAN.
Hiram Rivera

Charlotte, NC

#7 Mar 11, 2008
craig wrote:
Any oldtime residents have stories relating to the childrens home on south st. that was named St. Josephs Home and is now a housing development? I was a resident in the 60's and would like to hear about your recollections of us and the effect it played in Peekskill's early history.
Don't remember when i got there but i left in '72 and i remember watching the Kennedy Funeral in the home.I live in Jacksonville Fl. Contact at shellbak@bellsouth.net
Eileen C

White Plains, NY

#8 Mar 12, 2008
My great aunt lived at St. Josephs Home from the 1880s until her death in the 1930s. She was an orphan, then stayed on as seamstress. My mom would love to know more about her, and to learn where she is buried. Name: Antoinette Berry.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Cathy M

Morganville, NJ

#9 Mar 17, 2008
My dad told me stories of his time at St. Joseph's. He and his brothers and sisters were there sometime in the late 40s early 50s. Was anyone there around the same time who remembers the O'Brien's?
convict

Brewster, NY

#10 Apr 1, 2008
check out city data forum, there's alot of chat on site about st. joe's and kennedy homes.
convict

Brewster, NY

#11 Apr 1, 2008
check out city data forum for chat on st. joe's and kennedy homes.
convict

Brewster, NY

#12 Apr 1, 2008
check out city data forum for chats on st. joe's and kennedy homes.
stefan

Marysville, WA

#13 Apr 14, 2008
I lived in St Joseph's in the 1960's. 1960-1966. it was a long time ago just doing some looking around to see who is still out here
convict

Brewster, NY

#14 Apr 14, 2008
do you remember joseph tracy? was in the boys unit until 1967?
stefan

Marysville, WA

#15 Apr 16, 2008
no there were a lot ok kids there
Frances-New York

Scarsdale, NY

#16 Jun 3, 2008
I was in and out of St Joes from 1970-1973.It was not a great experience.The staff were great,but I remember being assaulted and picked on by a couple of the other kids.I was in group 3 girls.Now I am a Social Worker.My brother patrick who was in the home at the same time commited suicide 3 and a half years ago at age 40.
Frank Van Ardoy

New York, NY

#17 Jun 24, 2008
My father Frank Van Ardoy was in St. Joseph's Home for Children in 1917 after his farther died. He was 6 years old. I remember he told me he didn't like the home because the nuns their made him say is prayers in French.
Ceasar Van Ardoy

New York, NY

#18 Jun 24, 2008
Entered St. Joseph's Home for Children in 1917 with his brother Frank after his father died. He was 12.
Patricia Van Ardoy

New York, NY

#19 Aug 26, 2008
Does anyone have a photograph of St. Joseph's Home in the early years?
Frank Van Ardoy

New York, NY

#20 Sep 4, 2008
My father Frank Van Ardoy was in St. Joseph's Home for Children in 1917 after his father did. He was 3 years old. This is a correction to my original entry.

Caesar Van Ardoy was age 6. He was Frank's brother

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